Stability fixes, as well as Zoe, camera, Beats Audio and location service tweaks in first OTA

After a limited roll-out in some European countries this past week, the update to software version 1.29.401.12 is now live for unlocked HTC One users in the UK. The update includes stability improvements and bug fixes, in addition to tweaks to the location service, HTC Zoe, camera "parameter tuning" and Beats Audio.

Upon first inspection we're not noticing any significant differences between this and the previous 1.28 firmware, but we'll take HTC at its word that it's been busy on improvements throughout the firmware. The update weighs in at a substantial 229MB, suggesting an abundance of new stuff has made its way into the code base.

The firmware is still based on Android 4.1.2, so it looks like the HTC One will have to wait some more for its 4.2 update.

To grab the new firmware on your unlocked UK HTC One, simply head to Settings > About > Software updates and hit the button. As always, carrier-branded devices may have to wait a little longer for their update to start rolling out. Be sure to hit the comments if you've spotted any significant changes in the new firmware.


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HTC One 1.29 update now live in the UK


Might be placebo, but it does feel snappier, and the soft buttons do seem to work far better. Haven't had the time to check the camera yet, audio does still sound the same via headphones at least.

Good to see HTC putting resources into software updates / improvements for their flagship ONE device.

This will go some way to redeem them in the eyes of detractors who say HTC never support / update their devices.

I hope it fixed the "wave effect" on video recording! That issue made me have second thoughts getting this phone.

Not quite sure but i think that now i have a horizontal "scroll" on the home screens bottom showing in "which" home page i'm in.. i don't think it was there before..

I think they've fixed the weather app so that the widgets display your actual location rather than "My Location", as it seemed like it used to do. Other than that, I've not noticed any differences.

I really hope it's not true! Or at least involving just some units. But I've seen some videos on Youtube already... :(

This was between 1.27 and 1.29. Nice to see them work on the software, it certainly needed some help, though I suspect it still does. 1.28 is the normal firmware that everyone was using though before 1.29 (for the most part) though right?

Hmm, I received my HTC One on Monday from Sprint. The Software version under About is showing that I'm running 1.29.651.7